Adult Learning Program (ALP)

Adult Learning Program (ALP)

Complete your High School Graduation Diploma for Adults.

Start Date:
Varies
Duration:
Varies depending on the course load and progress of student
Credential:
N.S. High School Graduation Diploma for Adults
Delivery:
Full-time (In-class)Part-time (In-class • Online • Combined In-class/Online • Evening)
Locations:
+Locations & Availability
November 2017 Akerley Campus • Dartmouth • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Annapolis Valley Campus • Middleton • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Burridge Campus • Yarmouth • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Burridge Campus (classes at Digby Learning Centre) • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Cumberland Campus • Springhill • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Cumberland Campus (classes at Amherst Learning Centre) • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Institute of Technology Campus • Halifax • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Kingstec Campus • Kentville • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Lunenburg Campus • Bridgewater • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Marconi Campus • Sydney • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Pictou Campus • Stellarton • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Shelburne Campus • Shelburne • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Strait Area Campus • Port Hawkesbury • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Truro Campus • Truro • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.
Part-time • Online • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Program Overview

If you left high school without a diploma, this program gives you the chance to earn one as an adult. Getting a high school diploma prepares you for success in your next stage of life – whether it's to advance your career or continuing on to college or university studies.

ALP offers:

  • $0 cost tuition
  • Full-time, part-time and online study options
  • Multiple enrolment dates throughout the year
  • Recognition of existing Grade 11 or 12 credits that count towards your diploma
  • The option to earn credit for prior learning obtained through on-the-job training, work and life experience, personal studies and/or volunteer activities

For more information, contact ALP at the campus of your choice.

i Student Highlights are comments provided by students about their experiences. Students also share information that they think will help future students learn more about the program. Highlights reflect individual experiences (which can vary by student).

Student Highlights

  1. 1
    Favourite"The teachers made it easy to learn."
  2. 2
    Why Take It"You get lots of support and respect from faculty and among students."
  3. 3
    Why Take It"It opens up the door for almost everything you've dreamed of."

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must be 19 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must be out of school for at least one year and not have previously completed a high school diploma.
  • In order to confirm placement in this program, all students must meet with an ALP counsellor to complete an assessment process.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the following English Language requirement: Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) – minimum Level 6, or equivalent.

Choose NSCC

  • Our counsellors and instructors understand that, as an adult returning to school, you have unique needs. Because of this, you are assigned a faculty advisor who provides you with support throughout the program. Our ALP team helps you prepare, plan and pursue your learning to achieve your individual career and academic goals.
  • You study in a college environment, where people are engaged in learning skills in a variety of occupational areas. If you're thinking of going on to further studies, this may help you to decide on your future.

Part-time Study

  • This program is available for part-time study. You have the option to complete your program in-class, online or through a combination of courses delivered in-class and online.
  • Evening classes are available at the following campuses: Akerley, Cumberland (Amherst Learning Centre), Institute of Technology, Kingstec, Marconi, Pictou and Truro campuses. Contact the campus for more information about courses and times available.
  • If you apply for the part-time study option, you must meet all the admission requirements.
  • The time to complete the program through part-time study will vary and depend on the schedule you choose and number of courses you complete each term.

Other Info

  • Tuition – for eligible students (non-international), there is no tuition cost, college services fee or student association membership fee for this program.
  • Fees – there is a cost for the required Student Health & Dental Benefits that are provided to all full-time students. Students can opt-out of the Student Health & Dental plan if they already have equivalent coverage. ALP students who successfully complete the first 3 months of the program can have this fee covered by NSCC for one year. For metro campuses only, students are required to purchase a Metro Transit U-Pass.
  • International students – are required to pay international student tuition and program fees. Required textbooks are available for loan (at no charge to the student). Students also have the option to purchase textbooks.
  • Students who already have a Department of Education recognized high school graduation diploma are not eligible for ALP. Students who need additional high school credits, but already have a high school diploma should apply to the Academic & Career Connections program.
  • This program is a partnership between the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education, the Nova Scotia School of Adult Learning and NSCC.

Concentration Options

Recognizing the diversity of learners who come to NSCC, we offer two concentrations of ALP in the metro region:

Next Steps

  1. 1

    Visit NSCC

    Visit NSCC » Campus Tour
  2. 2

    Application Process

    Who Can ApplyHow to Apply
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